Newcastle University, located in UK, is an institution that cares for offering a global experience in higher education as well as an excellent quality of learning and research. International students get to enjoy a warm welcome and stay in the campus, with more than 200 societies that students can join including the International Society which favors the approach between students from different countries, promoting cultural diversity and also helping them settle in their new campus.
African students are given several study opportunities in Newcastle University and specifically, they offer scholarships for Nigerian students, in an effort for making a contribution for the country’s development.
Undergraduate students from Nigeria can apply to a general scholarships for international students, officially addressed as International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, which is intended for international students starting a first degree at Newcastle University and covers the partial amount of 1.500 pounds in the first year of students. Although there are course specific requirements for entry, generally students are demanded to have a minimum IDPF average of 60% and IELTS 6.5 and GPA of 3.2 in the National Diploma.
Also, Newcastle University awards 3 scholarships for Nigerian students who intend to enter a post graduate program.
The Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarship covers 5.000 pounds and it’s addressed to high level Nigerian students that are applying for any of the postgraduate Master’s degree programs at Newcastle University. Besides academic merit and qualifications, the content of a personal statement will also be considered.
For being considered as eligible, students must meet the following conditions:
- Being a citizen of Nigeria or a permanent resident of the country.
- Holding a Conditional or Unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate Master’s degree program at Newcastle University, Newcastle city campus when applying for the scholarship.
- Holding a Second Class Upper degree or higher from a recognized Nigerian University.
- Having been object of assessment as international/overseas (for fees purposes).
- Being registered for starting your program during the 2016-17 academic year. You must have a Distinction in the Post Higher National Diploma or a have obtained your Bachelor degree with certain academic levels.
- Not being granted any other scholarship by Newcastle University.
If you are eligible for the Newcastle University Nigeria Scholarship and you want to apply for it, you just have to fill the application form online and check the country specific scholarships regulations.